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. davoren: that's good enough. girl: who is it? it's the police. mangan: hi. how you doing? is jason here? yeah. could we talk to him? we need to talk to him. davoren: where's jason at? jason. jason. where is he at? davoren: come here, jason. put your hands behind your back, buddy. what i do? turn around when i tell you, understand? mangan: you need to go home. you're a juvenile, and you ran away from home. i didn't run away. your mom's reported you ran away. face the wall. put your palms together. mangan: how old are you, jason? 15. mangan: has this happened before? yeah. what happened? she told me to get out of her house and when i leave she says i ran away. where's your dad jason? he lives in pacoima. you're supposed to live with your mom? yeah. but if this is going to keep going on we're going to have to do something... because you're going to keep running away. she's going to keep making a report on you. she's going to kick you out and then report you missing. we're going to have to stop it somewhere. she even admitted it to detective hunter. have you been involved with the law befor
back in court june 5. >>> support is pouring in for jason collins, the first pro u.s. athlete to announce that h jason collins wrote an essay for jodi for spry spry saying i am black and i am -- for sports illustrated saying i am black and i am gay. since the issue was revealed on the sports illustrated website several people shown their support including president obama and michelle obama and former president bill clinton and his formal classmate. chelsea clinton. it also has fellow athletes talking. >> i am not here to judge him or anyone else, what they do in their personal life i am a basketball player and i focus on basketball. >> very proud of him. very courageous thing he chose to do. >> the warriors president was the first executive to reveal he was gay. kobe bryant and kevin durant also offered their support today for jason collins. >> jason collins' announcement may break down one of the oldest barriers. ktvu's rob roth is live where some say by coming out of the closet he is offering a life line to young gay athletes. >> reporter: men reare calling -- many are calli
many people were on that plane. up next, former stanford basketball star jason collins breaks new ground by coming out as a gay man and the news was well received. >> he's going to have to deal with how do i really feel about this teammate who said x, y and z. >> a well-known sports insider and psychologist weighs in on the challenges facing jason collins. >> what we're learning about it and how it could impact what some bay area students get for lunch tomorrow. >>> it's a bitser mix of red tape, politics and a good night's sleep. many people in the community think the shelter is overstepping its bounds. jean elliot has the only story you'll see. >> for the past five years, i've been staying here off and on. >> anthony hunter often calls mother browns home. not many people know what happens here at night, but our nbc bay area camera captured it all. upstairs, the homeless are allowed to sleep in chairs. >> you really can't sleep in a chair. by the time you get comfortable, you're falling over you've got other people laying on you. >> during our visit, 30 men did their best to stre
was a superstar. >> reporter: free agent jason collins took his team in the early 2000s to the final four. now folks here on campus are talking about him in a whole different way. reaction to jason collins' decision to go public by announcing he is gay in a "sports illustrated" article came quickly here on stanford's campus. >> what i can try to convey to jason today is how much i love him, how much i respect him and how much i love his family. >> reporter: so far collins has played basketball for six nba teams in his 12 seasons. all of that did not get the attention he is getting today after becoming the first active player in the major north american team sport to announce he is gay. warriors head coach. >> we live in a country that allows you to be whoever you want to be. >> reporter: jackson is an ordained minister. he says he worked with collins when he was an announcer for the new jersey nets. collins decided to go public during an interview at his home last week. in the article he says if i had my way someone else would have already done this. nobody has which is why i am raising my han
." >> reporter: it is all michael shannon has left of his sons. a final picture. adam at 4, jason just 10 months. >> i can't stop picturing them as a 4 and a 1-year-old, or a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old. and i've had no photos, and i'm trying to imagine what they would look like at 16 and 12. and hoping that they don't hate me for not saving them. >> patty cake. patty cake. baker's man. >> reporter: this is a story you could tell a thousand times over. an international kidnapping to egypt. a country that takes in billions of dollars in aid from thited s recognize international law when it comes to returning the united states' stolen >> yay! >> reporter: according to court records, michaelshannon'on were illegally taken here 12 years ago by their mother. and despite winning every court case since, despite rulings that his american citizen sons must be returned to their father, the illegal separation has lasted more than a decade. >> nothing has worked. >> reporter: attorney stephen cullen is an expert in fighting international custody battles. >> if we went over there -- >> reporter: he's taken o
president and coo of the golden state warriors and jason collins' high school coach greg hilliard. plus trading jabs at a debate for a south carolina congressional seat. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> she went there. elizabeth colbert-busch comes out swinging against opponent mark sanford. but who won the night? and this just in to cnn, a militia in libya has the justice ministry there surrounded. we will have a live report from that hot spot coming up. it is tuesday, april 30th, and "starting point" begins right now. dramatic new developments to tell you about in the boston marathon bombing investigation. female dna has been found on fragments of one of the explosive devices. now the big question is, whose is it? the fbi is visiting tamerlan tsarnaev's widow at her parents' home in rhode island and leaving with bags of dna evidence. they're also trying to piece together katherine russell's every move in the days before and just after the
to be able to be the complete jason collins every day for the rest of his life. >> reporter: nike is one of collins' sponsors and they are supporting his decision to go public by saying, "nike believes in a level playing field where an athlete's sexual orientation is not a consideration. cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >>ç cheryl, thank you. the 34-year-old collins played four years at stanford helping to lead the team to the final four. he's played for six nba teams, most recently for the washington wi sgrch wizards a is currently a free al agent. >> the person he confided in was his aunt and she's a judge. she's a bit surprised by the crush of media attention in response to her nephew's announcement. jackson's office is filled with pictures of jason and his twin brother jaren. she said collins came out to her a few years ago but she already knew he was gay and said she couldn't be prouder. >> i hope his stats will speak for themselves, what he did as a college player, high school player, and nba player and i hope that sexual orientation doesn't define him as a man. it's just a part o
's nightmare. >> it is all michael shannon has left of his sons. a final picture adamant for jason, just ten months. >> i can't stop picturing them as a four and a one-year-old. or a five-year-old and a one-year-old. >> and i've had no photos and i'm trying to imagine what they would look like at 16 and 12 and hoping that they don't hate me for not saving them. >> this is a story you could tell a thousand times over. an international kidnapping to egypt, a country that takes in billions of dollars of aid from the united states, but refuses to recognize international law. when it comes to returning the united states' stolen children. according to court records, michael shannon's sons were illegally taken here by their mother. despite winning every court case since, desz piet his american citizen sons must be returned to the u.s., it's lasted more than a decade. >> if we went over there -- >> he's taking on shannon's case, for free. because he says even the united states government isn't helping. >> it's horrible to have to admit to michael we've all failed him. the legal system has failed him
now" co ♪ >>> turning to our top story. the nba's jason collins the first man in a major league sport to admit he is openly gay while still actively playing. his announcement in a "sports illustrated" article has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who m
know what happens. . . >>> good tuesday morning. right now on first look, reaction to nba player, jason collins, announcement that he is gachlt from the white house to homes across america. >> new dna evidence found on one of the boston bombs belongs to a female. bha could that mean? >>> billionaire, richard branson,'s treem of space travel is one step closer s >>> a monster hurricane with 330-mile-per-hour winds. >>> actress, katherine zeta jones continues her battle. >>> good morning. the nba insists it will be business as usual moving forward despite two words that helped to shatter one of pro sports barriers. washington wizards senator, jason collins, saying, i'm gay. more on the announcement from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: he was drafted as an inside scoring force. while jason collins is not a star or a starter anymore, the 12-year pro is now something no active player has ever been, openly gay. >> there have been tens of thousands before him. he is the first to come out while playing and saying, i'm gay. >> reporter: he wrote, i want to do the right thing and not hide anymore
food spending to the bone. no line here. >> why jason collins decided now to tell the world about his sexuality, what this means to the nba, professional sports, and games and lesbians worldwide. >> demanding a better deal on college aid and tuition, how negotiations helped a freshman attend the college of his dreams. you are watching "world news now." ♪ for the life of me ♪ i cannot remember >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor f
, jason collins made history. i am a 34-year-old nba center, i'm black, and i'm gay. >> big news now out of the nba. >> historic day in american sports. >> jason collins. >> 12 year nba veteran. >> the first american athlete in a major sport to come out. >> jason collins announced he is gay. >> we view it as another example of the progress that's been made. >> this is the way social change tends to happen. now we have the first team sports athlete. >> first pro athlete to come out. >> the gates have opened. >> it is unprecedented. >> one word, gravitas. >> not that much taller than i am. >> completely gravitas in that situation. >> south carolina's first congressional district. >> former governor mark sanford and democrat elizabeth colbert busch. >> sanford will debate busch. >> let's have that conversation that's vital. >> he gets to debate someone, not a cutout of nancy pelosi. >> if you have an idea, i have an idea, at the end of the day. >> he is embarrassed us on many, many occasions. >> if at the end of the day -- how you doing, appreciate it, thank you. >> mark sanford is in serio
," jason collins became the first male athlete in a major sport to come out during his career. the 34-year-old basketball player who had been in the league for 12 years with six different teams made the announcement in an essay that he wrote for "sports illustrated." .> a final barrier broken a basketball player proclaims "i am black and i am gay." jason collins has been playing top-flight basketball for a dozen years. loyalty to the team, he says, is why he did not come out earlier. now his relief at acknowledging his sexuality is clear. "i have endured years of minutes -- admin is -- of ministry -- of misery and gone extraordinary lengths to live alive. i was afraid my world would fall apart if anyone knew. yet when i acknowledged my sexuality, i felt whole for the first time." athletes have come out before, but only after they have --ired huge for gay and retired. for gay and lesbian activists, this is a big moment. >> this is a big moment. this is the last bastion of those barriers falling, or one of the last ones. as more and more people come out, the peoe whare stl in the closet are
>>> good tuesday morning. here's what's coming up on "early today." reaction to nba player jason collins announcement that he's gay from white house to homes across america. >>> new dna evidence found on one of the boston bombs belonged to a female. what that could mean. >>> richard branson's dream of space travel for the people is one step closer. >>> plus a monster hurricane with 330-mile-per-hour winds. >>> the one in a million self-baseball portrait. >>> and actress kathericatherin zeta-jones continues with her battle with a mood disorder. >>> "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, april 30th. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm richard lui. the nba said it will be business as usual moving forward despite two words monday from one of its veteran players that helped to shatter one of pro sports last barriers. washington wizards center jason collins saying "i'm gay." new reaction this morning but first more on the announcement from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: he was drafted as an inside scoring force. while jason collins is not a star o
friends across the street at the new >>> gay rights groups hailing jason collins for becoming the first major league athlete in the us to us come out as gay. the 34-year-old came out in an article he wrote for the up coming edition of "sports illustrated". this is the cover. the first person he told was his aunt a judge in san francisco. >> what jason is doing and i hope what he's doing will open the door for many others. and i'm proud of him. >> collins once interned at the sports department is a former stanford all american and played for washington wizards now a free agent and says he wants to continue to play. jason will appear on good morning america for an interview. you can see it tomorrow at 7:00 here on abc 7. >> tune in for that. exploratorium launched a program to show how climate change is affecting the ocean. today it was lowered into the bay next to the exploratorium. the buoy holds instruments to measure the amount of carbon monoxide in the water. >> it affects diverse things like fish behavior, larva development. all kinds of things down to plankton. so scientists are co
by going to www.ktvu.com, click on the weather tab or download the ktvu app. >>> jason collins announced he is gay. he is the first male athlete while playing on a major american team sport. ktvu's paul chambers is live with the perspective some have on tonight's announcement. >> reporter: we are live outside the training facilities of the warriors. we caught up with them. we asked them about the importance of today's announcement. >> reporter: before today many people didn't know the gentleman jason collins but thanks to this art -- know the name jack in the box but thanks to this article we know him. >> i am a basketball player and that is what i focus on, basketball. >> i have the benefit every day of having walked this path. heap knows the issues -- he knows the issues facing jason collins. he came out two years ago. >> a story that will resonate with everybody. he is just another guy. happens to be good at playing basketball. >> reporter: he is a 12 year nba veteran. playing with the celtics and the wizards. over his career he had contact with the warriors head coach who said he wished
the street at the new explorator >>> gay rights groups hailing jason collins for becoming the first major league athlete in the us to us come out as gay. the 34-year-old came out in an article he wrote for the up coming edition of "sports illustrated". this is the cover. the first person he told was his aunt a judge in san francisco. >> what jason is doing and i hope what he's doing will open the door for many others. and i'm proud of him. >> collins once interned at the sports department is a former stanford all american and played for washington wizards now a free agent and says he wants to continue to play. jason will appear on good morning america for an interview. you can see it tomorrow at 7:00 here on abc 7. >> tune in for that. exploratorium launched a program to show how climate change is affecting the ocean. today it was lowered into the bay next to the exploratorium. the buoy holds instruments to measure the amount of carbon monoxide in the water. >> it affects diverse things like fish behavior, larva development. all kinds of things down to plankton. so scientists are concerne
on abc7 news jason collins gives the first interview to "good morning america" and what he says led him to reveal he is gay. >> the search for the person would killed an 8-year-old girl continues in rural calaveras county. thanks positive joining us on this tuesday. >> and we have the warm and dry and then the wind. >> this evening we will need to be concerned about the wind advisory. until then, early today toward the evening, right now it is dry on live doppler 7 hd and we will start around the bay where we will have a color will sunrise because of high clouds and the cold front, 54 degrees and mild and sunny and 70 at noon and 75 at 4:00, and 69 and then breezy at 7:00. inland neighbors we have a passing cloud and 55 the next hour. a lot of sunshine and warmer at noon and 86 in the afternoon, and dropping back to the mid-70's. at the coast we will have limited cloud cover and 50 and hang around in the low 60's for the afternoon. back in the breezy upper 50's by 7:00. we will show you the wind advisories and the fire danger coming up in a minute. >> if you are just waking up you have
. pro center jason collins becoming a true pioneer, the first big league male athlete to say he's gay. >>> also tonight, breaking news. female dna found on the boston bomb parts. female dna, as the fbi takes dna samples from the home of the dead suspect's widow. >>> we begin with that ground-breaking day in u.s. sports. nba center jason collins today became the first active player in a major american team sport to come out publicly. the 34-year-old free agent made the announcement in an essay for "sports illustrated." on his own makes the news more extraordinary. recently there has been speculation that several athletes might possibly come out at the same time, a scenario that would have taken the pressure off sniany single athl. that's not how this happened. here's lisa sylvester. >> reporter: jason collins played 12 nba seasons for a variety of teams but it's not his stats that people will remember him for. rather, these three sentences. quote, i'm a 34-year-old nba center. i'm black and i'm gay. collins is the first gay athlete currently playing in one of the top four u.s. major le
will be mid-19th. >> a land-mark announcement today - nba player jason collins announces he is gay. it's the first time an athlete currently playing a major team sport in the u-s has come out. collins was a star at stanford before playing in the nba since he was drafted in 2001. this is the sports illustrated cover - the magazine posting the article collins wrote on its website this morning. in it, collins says he didn't set out to be the first, but since he is, he's happy to start the conversation. "i wish i wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'i'm different.' if i had my way, someone else would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand." the announcement immediately spread, and reaction poured in.including jason's aunt teri, who's a superior court judge in san francisco. she was the first person >> cottage he described himself. he was in an oven, he felt like he was cooking. what jason is doing, i'll blow open the door for many others and i am very proud of him. >> jason told he was gay. >> kobe bryant: proud of @jasoncollins34. don
. >> received a call from a 9-year-old boy named jason, now he called 911 that day and he reported his grandfather who was having an asthma attack. during this call, she provided jason can medical instructions and assistance and most importantly comfort and reassurance. there is an added level of difficulty for her in that jason was translating for adults who only spoke chinese. even under these difficulty situations they worked to help to insure a successful out come. unfortunately he and his family were unable to join us today. but that is not going stop us from celebrating the fine work of this city employee and the job that she did to save the lives here in our city. so we will take a brief moment to hear this conversation, but what i want you to keep in mind is that this 10-year-old child is translating for adults who are in need of assistance that don't speak english at all. >> police, fire or medical? >> medical >> what is the exact location of the emergency? >> kasada avenue, wait... >> the exact address. >> kasada, 1280, my grandfather is uncomfortable he is like having asthma
nba player jason collins. first active player to come out as gay in major american sports and he spoke exclusively tonight with abc news. >> i never set out to be the first, admission that will forever change the world of sports. came today on "sports illustrated"web site. collins is a former stanford all american. years ago he first came out to his aunt. trail blazer herself. first black female judge in san francisco. >> not because we wanted to be a trail blazer because it's right. it's because it has to be done. >>reporter: he has been respected after let on 6 teams over 12 seasons. during that time hiding his sexuality. even getting engaged. one small secret gesture wearing number 98. reference to 1998 the year a young gay man named matthew shephard murdered in wyoming. collins says he knew had he to come out when the college roommate told him he marched in boston gay pride parade. collins felt jealous and ashamed. >> sort of waiting around for somebody else to raise their hand and you know i'm ready to raise my hand but still look around like okay. come on gu gu
american sports league has come out as gay. his name is jason collins. he's a veteran in the nba. his declaration was met with widespread praise from the sports world and beyond including a phone call from the president of the united states pledging his support. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: he was drafted as an inside scoring force. while jason collins is not a star or a starter anymore, the 12-year pro is now something no active player in a major american team sport has ever been -- openly gay. >> there have been tens of thousands of people before him. he is the first one to come out while playing and say, "i'm gay." >> reporter: collins wrote in the current sports illustrated, "i want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. i want to take a stand and say, me, too." the reaction, hugely positive. from kobe bryant, proud of jason. nba commissioner david stern saluted his leadership mantle on this very important issue. former first daughter, chelsea clinton, collins's classmate at stanford cheered him for having the strength and courage to become the firs
about the historymaking night for pro sports in american society. pro center, jason collins, becoming a true pioneer. the first big-league athlete to say he is gay. >>> female dna found on the bomb parts and the fda takes samples from the dead suspect's widow. we begin, though, with that groundbreaking day in u.s. sports. jason collins became the first active player on an american team sport to come out publicly. the free agent made the announcement in an essay for "sports illustrated," he took this step on his own and made the news more extraordinary. several athletes might come out at the same time, a scenario that would have taken pressure off any single athlete. that is not how this happened. >> reporter: jason collins has played in 12 nba seasons for teams in new jersey, minnesota, atlanta, boston and washington. it is not the stats people will remember him for. rather, these three sentences. i am a 34-year-old nba center. i am black and i am gay. collins is the first gay athlete currently playing on one of the top four u.s. major league sports to come out. in an essay in "sports
has to say about it. michael tomasky, welcome on the show. >> thank you. >> john: jason collins is the first athlete to come out of the closet. wade davis talks about this coming up next. hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. (vo) later tonight current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> john: welcome back to "viewpoint." our thing of the day tonight is our regret of the day. and it belongs to sandra day o'connor. the retired supreme court justice told the chi
to terror? >>> and jason collins coming out as gay in the nba. there's a lot of dialogue about that this morning. welcome back to "early start." >> i'm john berman, live in boston today. it is tuesday, april 30th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with a dramatic new development in the boston marathon bombing investigation. female dna has been found on one of the explosive devices. now, federal investigators are closely monitoring tamerlan tsaranev's widow. you see her leaving her parents' home in rhode island. they're trying to figure out what katherine russell did in the days before and after the attack. "the boston herald" reports that the state medical examiner has determined tamerlan's cause of death. they are not releasing the details because russell has not claimed her husband's body. as for dzhokhar tsaranev, another lawyer has been added to his defense team. judy clark, whose past clients include susan smith. and she represented the unabomber, ted kaczynski. all these clients avoided the death penalty, getting life sentences, instead. federal investigators are focu
, there's a gun, there's a gun! >> sophomores jason hollis and jason mccoy brought guns to school. however, harrless was the only one to open fire. assistant principal nancy blackwelder and a student intern were critically injured by gunshot wounds. the high school was forever changed as the principal was fatally wounded. >> never in my mind did i think that there was a gun in my school or let alone that someone had just been shot and killed. >> students were devastated, scared. long gone were the days where school was considered a safe haven. students were cold it was an isolated incident, it would never happen again. yet here we are 25 years later. with massacres such as columbine, virginia tech and the newtown shooting. so you have to ask
on "nightline" the surprise announcement that made this nba player a game changer. why jason collins decided to come out. who is supporting him and who is not. >>> billion dollar trial, the jacksons are fighting back four years after michael's death. is his family crusading for justice or dollars? inside this courtroom thriller. >>> and mown tall brawl. men dedicated to protecting everest climbers launch an attack against them. tonight an unlikely threat >> announcer: from new york city, this is "nightline" with dan harris. >> good evening. history was made today, not just sports history but american history. a 7 foot, 255 pound nba player named jason collins surprised everyone by coming out of the closet in the pages of "sports illustrated." here's abc's amy robach. >> reporter: no move on the court could have ever landed jason collins in the record books like the one he made today. the nba veteran shocked the sports world by announcing he's gay. a bombshell announced in the pages of "sports illustrated" and on good morning america. >> i never set out to be the first. and obviously, you kno
strategist jason johnson is here with me. two part question. what needs to get done and what will get done? let's go to jason first. >> i'm not working for the democrats. just common sense i think the american public is looking for some sort of solution after this kind of violence. i think the republican party made a mistake earlier this week in trying to filibuster a debate. we'll have a good, healthy debate. i don't know if we'll get comprehensive policies we need but something needs to be done. background checks is something that both sides can agree on. >> crystal, what do you think? >> i agree with jason. we do need -- i know right. jason and i can agree on things. jason has a point that we need a common sense approach to our gun laws and the second amendment but i don't think that the approach we're taking is anything rooted in common sense. there are going to be enough amendments offered to this bill that you could decorate a christmas tree with. for me the real problem with both democrats and republicans is that the face of the gun debate has become a face of white america and whit
the state police got to me. >> up next, the reaction just keeps getting louder to nba player jason collins' decision to come out as gay. we've got the executive editor of "sports illustrated." the magazine that broke the story. and talking about whether an out athlete in the nfl is next. "the cycle" rolls on for tuesday, april 30th. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some plan and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. are baked with brown rice and sweet potato! triscuit has a new snack? no way. way. and the worst part is they're delicious. mmm, you're right. maybe we should give other new things a chance. no way. way. [ male announcer ] we've taken 100% whole grain brown rice and wheat, delicious sweet potato, and savory red bean... and woven them into something unexpected.
of sports. nba player jason collins revealing he is gay. collins came out in an editorial for the upcoming edition of "sports illustrated". >> he is the first active major league athlete in the u.s. to come out as gay. he says the first person he told was his aunt, a superior court judge. >> he wanted importantly, and we want this, not his sexual orientation that defines him as a man. it's things jason has done, and continues to do. >> collins is getting a lot of support. the president called him today saying he's impressed with his courage. >> here at white house we view that as another example of the progress that has been made and evolution taking place in this country. >> collin saz 34-year-old veteran center but is a free agent and says he wants to continue to play. >> there has been a lot of reaction on twitter, michelle obama tweeting so proud of you jason collins this is a huge step forward. we've got your back. >> lakers super star kobe bryant wrote proud of jason collins don't suffocate who you are because of the ignorance of other autos and jason kidd tweeted jason's sexuality d
transportation secretary anthony fox, mayor of charlotte north carolina. and the nba's jason collins has stunned the sports world by becoming the first male professional athlete, at least of a major sport to come out of the closet. he was greeted with cheers at the white house and with jeers by some bozo at espn. you see what's coming up, all of that and more here on current tv. john fugelsang: if you believe in states rights but still support the drug war you must be high. cenk uygur: i think the number one thing viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. michael shure: this show is about being up to date so a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. joy behar: you can say anything here. jerry springer: i spent a couple of hours with a hooker joy behar: your mistake was writing a check jerry springer: she never cashed it (vo) the day's events. four very unique points of view. tonight starting at 6 eastern. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing th
what is his name? >> jason collins. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> stephanie: was your game suffering? did you feel like you couldn't post up as usual. >> yeah, my pics were getting a little soft in the catholic high school team. >> were you center? >> stephanie: yes, i was. >> i was a guard. >> stephanie: something else you want to tell us this morning? >> no, i was a guard. i played basketball. >> stephanie: jacki schechner has come out as a guard. [ laughter ] >> i was. i wasn't a very good one, but i was a guard. >> stephanie: here i am setting a screen for you in the current room center. >> we just got word that president obama is going to hold a news conference next hour. we'll bring you more information. the president put in a call to jason collins yesterday expressing his support as collins made history as the first major pro athlete to come out as gay. collins said he didn't intend to be a trail blazer. >> i never set out to be the first, and it's -- obviously you are sort of waiting around for somebody else to -- raise -- raise -- raise their hand. and i'm r
addressed the coming out of nba player jason collins. we'll speak live with nba legend karl malone. >> the mail man. >> yeah. who, by the way, who, by the way, is on a lake in louisiana and is calling in just to talk to you, jake tapper. >>> also talking to an espn writer who is openly gay. we'll get his perspective. >>> in a couple ofattack one of the survivors, we're hearing the stories, will be speaking out live from the hospital. we'll have that for you. stay right here. she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy r and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air®. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same ciaapproved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart i
player until today. the historic announcement from jason collins, and the reaction from the sports world. that's next. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the firsweek... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostilityagitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. tell your doctor if you have a history of heart or blood vesl problems, or if you develop new or worse symptoms.
f- >> jason collins slam dunk. nba player publicly reveals in "sports illustrated"that he is gay. gay rights groups say it's a into has forever changed the face of sports. collins former stanford all american and first active major league athlete in the united states to come out as gay. he says the first person he told was his aunt. superior court judge in san francisco. >> it was not a big statement. it was just a matter of fact how it was in a conversation and when he said it i guess i didn't miss a pwaechlt in fact i said i have always known. >> good evening. reaction to collins announcement is pouring in now. collins main sponsor nike says it's proud of him. the boston red sox is inviting him to throw out the first pitch. and this is what he told abc news anchor george stephanopolous tonight. >> i never set out to be the first and it's obviously you sort of waiting around for somebody else to raise their hand and i'm ready to raise my hand but you still look around like okay. come on guys. >> so why is collins coming out now and is what next. here's news reporter dan
and for the first time an athlete has announced he is gay. jason collins made that announcement this morning. tara moriarty joins us with reaction from the golden state warriors and a team executive who can relate to collins' situation, good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: this has reverberated with the golden state warriors and he has come ayer h and it is a first for professional sports. jason collins appearing on the upcoming issue of sports illustrated. he said i am 34 nba center, i am black and i am gay. coliseum lines rights i didn't -- collins rights, i did not set out to be gay but since i am, i am happy to start the conversation. i wish i was not the kid in the classroom saying i am different and i wish somebody else did but nobody else did which is why i am raising my hand. he had to say. >> this is why in this situation, these players are at the end are done and that answers itself. you know right or wrong or indifferent it is something that is new to people. >> collins who played for stamford, the boston celtics and washington wizards, he is now a free agent. he hopes this announcement w
, that's progressive. call or click today. name is jason collins. he is 34 free agent center in the nba. played for six teams. most recently the washington wizards. >> we have seen this before, particularly in female athletics, many tennis players. martina that the. this is the first male in any major sports league. >> i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major league sport. since i am, i'm happy to start the conversation. he added that each time i tell another person, i feel stronger and sleep more soundly. it takes a lot of energy to guard such a secret. twin brother is also an nba player. they have faced off against each other. here is a shot of him fouling jason during the game. he says when he came out to his brother last summer, his twin was astounded. but jason says he received nothing but love and support. he also wrote: i have been asked how other players will respond to my announcement. the simple answer is, i have no idea. well, tonight he does. the reaction has been overwhelming and almost entirely positive. just a short time ago the white house
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